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MAKING WAVES: <strong>New</strong> Romanian CinemaMAKING WAVES: <strong>New</strong> Romanian Cinema isco-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Centerand the Romanian Film Initiative, in partnershipwith the Jacob Burns Film Center and TransilvaniaInternational Film Festival.Launched in 2006 at the initiative of CorinaȘuteu, MAKING WAVES has become a fixture in<strong>New</strong> York City’s cultural scene. The festival offersevery year the best selection of contemporaryRomanian filmmaking, and introduces Americanaudiences to films and filmmakers who laid theground for the new Romanian cinema.For the second consecutive year, MAKINGWAVES is now a fully independent festival ofRomanian contemporary cinema and culture, madepossible solely through the support of private fundersand individual donations, including a large number ofRomanian artists who believe that audiences at homeand abroad deserve unfettered access to the best ofRomanian contemporary culture.This year the festival expands for the first timewith a selection of the line up screening at theJacob Burns Film Center, from December 5-10.MAKING WAVES 2013 is made possible with theleading support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding,Alexandre Almăjeanu and Gentica Foundation,Adrian Porumboiu, HBO Romania, Adrian Giurgea,Colgate University & Christian A. Johnson Foundation,Blue Heron Foundation, Mica Ertegun, MarieFrance Ionesco, Lucian Pintilie, Dr. Daiana Voiculescuand Renzo Cianfanelli, and other generous sponsorsand donors, including visual artists Șerban Savu, DanPerjovschi, Adrian Ghenie, and Mircea Cantor.Special support from ICON Production, LarkPlay Development Center, Șapte Seri, Dilemaveche, Radio Guerilla, and filmmaker MonaNicoară, joined by more than 250 supporters.The “Creative Freedom through Cinema” specialprogram is presented in partnership with theRomanian National Film Center, Czech Center <strong>New</strong>York and the Slovak Film Institute.Special thanks to Mandragora Movies, 42 KmFilm, Cinema Guild, Parada Film, Zeitgeist Film,Film Forum, 4 Proof Film, ActorieDeFilm.ro, TWFilms, HiFilm Productions, Mandragora, Czech FilmArchive, Bonton, IFC Films, UNATC, Filmex Film,deFilm, Kinosseur, Griffon & Swans.

CLOSER TO THE MOONDirected byNae CaranfilRomania-USA, 2013, 110mScreenplay: Nae CaranfilCinematography: Marius PanduruCast: Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong, HarryLloyd, Christian McKay, Joe Armstrong, AntonLesser, Allan Corduner, Monica BîrlădeanuProduction: Mandragora Movies, inco-production w. Ithaca LLC, RanieriGroup SRL, Denis Friedman Productions &Agresywna Banda| FRI. NOV 29, 6:30 pm, WRTIn person: director Nae Caranfil &producer Michael FitzgeraldWorld Premiere!The true account of a group of high-ranking Jewish members of thenomenklatura, who, in 1959, staged what was to become known as thecoup of the century: They robbed Romania’s National Bank, making itlook like a film shoot. And this is only the beginning. Once arrested andprosecuted, they were forced to reenact their parts in the heist for apropaganda movie. Despite its tragic aspect, this incredible story, forevershrouded in mystery, gets an unexpectedly light treatment. DirectorCaranfil adds: “There’s also my own explanation for this crazy exploit, thereconstruction of the daily life during the 1960s Communist Romania,an unexpectedly glamorous take (only for the façade, of course) on thatperiod, which sprang from my refusal of abiding the cliché of the grey,stifling life proliferated by other films about that era.” Vera Farmiga, MarkStrong, and Game of Thrones’ Harry Lloyd star. In English.Opening Night/<strong>New</strong> Releases: Features5

When Evening Falls onBucharest or MetabolismCând se lasĂ seara peste București sau metabolismDirected byCorneliu PorumboiuRomania-France, 2013, 89mScreenplay: Corneliu PorumboiuCinematography: Tudor MirceaCast: Bogdan Dumitrache, Diana Avrămuț,Mihaela Sîrbu, Alexandru PapadopolProduction: 42 Km Film,Les Films du WorsoFestivals: 2013 <strong>New</strong> York Film FestivalOfficial Selection| TUE. DEC 3, 6:00 pm, WRTIn person: director Corneliu PorumboiuThis rigorously structured new film from Corneliu Porumboiu takesan interestingly oblique look at filmmaking. We don’t see the processitself, but a succession of exchanges that take place when the cameraisn’t rolling: dinners after work between the director-protagonist Pauland his actress, Alina, a rehearsal, an exchange between Paul and histough producer Magda, a car ride through Bucharest at night. Everyscene is covered in one meticulously executed take. Porumboiu’sapproach, which the filmmaker himself has likened to that of HongSang-soo, allows us to concentrate on the rhythms of the everyday– silences, pauses, hesitations; the anodyne discomfort of makingconversation; the strangeness of so many temporary relationshipsbetween exhausted, edgy individuals. When Evening Falls on Bucharestor Metabolism is so precisely composed that its very constructionhas a crystalline beauty. In Romanian with English subtitles.A Cinema Guild Release.Closing Night/<strong>New</strong> Releases; Features/Corneliu Porumboiu Retrospective7

<strong>New</strong> Releases: Features8domesticDirected byAdrian SitaruRomania-Germany, 2012, 85mScreenplay: Adrian SitaruCinematography: Adrian SilişteanuCast: Adrian Titieni, Gheorghe Ifrim,Sergiu CostacheProduction: 4 Proof Film, UnafilmFestivals: Mar del Plata 2012, Slamdance2013, Chicago 2013| TUE. DEC 3, 8:30 pm, WRTThere’s a tender and humorous touch to this light collection of talesabout people who eat the animals they love, and the animals that lovepeople unconditionally. A rabbit, a cat, a dog, a hen, and a pigeonshare screen time with a wonderful ensemble of actors playing theresidents of an apartment building, revealing the very small distancethat separates us humans from animals. Despite a certain crueltyor disdain for the animals, the eventual love one finds in an animalcompanion is wonderful to witness in Sitaru’s masterfully written andchoreographed film. In Romanian with English subtitles.

Love buildingDirected byIulia Rugină| SUN. DEC 1, 5:15 pm, FBTIn person: Actor Eugen Lumezianu andscreenwriter Oana RăsuceanuU.S. Premiere!In this charming low-budget independent comedy that has “Americanremake” written all over it, 14 couples enroll in a camp designed tomend broken relationships, but things get quickly out of hand. One ofthe reasons is that the 7-day program is run by three young men whohave emotional problems of their own, so they may not be the righttrainers after all. It is noteworthy that this light and entertaining debutis actually the result of an acting workshop. Except for the leadingtrio (played by the only well-known actors in Love Building, who alsorun a private acting school in real life), everybody else in the cast is astudent. In Romanian with English subtitles.NEW RELEASES: FEATURESRomania, 2013, 85mScreenplay: Ana Agopian, OanaRăsuceanu, Iulia RuginăCinematography: Marius IacobCast: Dragoș Bucur, Dorian Boguță,Alexandru Papadopol, Eugen LumezianuProduction: ActorieDeFilm.roFestivals: Winner of Audience Award,Special Mention – 2013 B-EST9

<strong>New</strong> Releases: DocumentariesThe BucureȘtiExperimentexperimentul bucureștiDirected byTom WilsonRomania, 2013, 68mScreenplay, Cinematography &Editor: Tom WilsonCast: Carmen Anton, Andrei Juvina,Justin CaprăProduction: TW Films| SAT. NOV 30, 5:00 pm, FBT| TUE. DEC 3, 2:00 pm, WRTIn person: director Tom WilsonU.S. Premiere!The less one knows about this clever and disturbing film (or documentary?),the better. Directed by first-timer Tom Wilson, a British journalistliving in Bucharest, The București Experiment daringly explores whatreally happened in 1989, when Romania suffered a coup d’état. Thesecret police knew about it and had time to prepare for the big change,setting in motion an experiment in psychological engineering. Followinga participant to the experiment and his former partner (who usedto be a famous pop singer), Wilson goes way beyond any expectationsin the way he actually interrogates the transition from Communism toCapitalism. It’s true, he plays a dangerous game with the audience, butto say why he wins would mean to spoil the startling revelations of hisfilm. In Romanian with English subtitles.10

Here… I Mean ThereAici … adică acoloDirected byLaura Căpățână-Juller| SAT. NOV 30, 7:15 pm, FBT| TUE. DEC 3, 4:00 pm, WRTU.S. Premiere!This deeply felt documentary is a brief but intimate portrait of a familysplit up by circumstances that leave little room for a brighter future.Ani and Sanda are two girls left with their grandparents because theirparents abandoned them (like many Romanians) to go to Spain toearn money to build a house back home. Ten years later, the family isstill broken and the house is far from being finished—but somehow,this is not as depressing as it sounds. It’s a bittersweet coming-of-agestory, not without its funny moments, infused with nostalgia for a lifethe family should have had. In Romanian with English subtitles.<strong>New</strong> Releases: DocumentariesRomania, 2012, 73mScreenplay: Laura Căpățână-JullerCinematography: Ancuţa Iordăchescu,Laura Căpăţână-JullerProduction: HiFilm ProductionsFestivals: Winner of Best RomanianFeature – 2013 Transilvania IFF11

CRISTI PUIU DIRECTSthe 2013 TIFF TRAILERSstarring luminița gheorghiu| SUN. DEC 1, 3:00-4:30 pm, AMP| TUE. DEC 3, 7:00-8:30 pm, AMPProgram runs continuouslySpecial ScreeningIn 2013, director Cristi Puiu was given carte blanche in creating thevisual campaign of the Transilvania International Film Festival. Teamingwith actress Luminița Gheorghiu, who was the face of the 2013festival, he delivered not one, but 20 intriguing clips. Watching themin sequence, they actually work like a short film which could be calledA Woman’s Journey, Brief Encounters or even… The Red Shoes. Thebeauty of this strangely elliptical story is that it is open to multipleinterpretations. In Romanian with English subtitles.Romania, 2013, 30mFree Admission!13

CREATIVE FREEDOM THROUGH CINEMA14CREATIVE FREEDOMTHROUGH CINEMA:FILM ANDPROPAGANDAMaking Waves continues its special program aboutthe relationship between arts and politics, focusingon film as a propaganda tool then and now, invitingthe Czech Republic and Slovakia to join in the conversation.Special screenings of landmark films byDan Pița, Mircea Veroiu, Štefan Uher and Jirí Menzelwill be accompanied by a panel conversation withfilmmakers, film historians and curators from theguest countries.Romania didn’t share the same relaxation of communismas Czechoslovakia in the ‘60s – althoughboth countries’ national cinema was influenced, indifferent ways, by the propaganda-driven totalitarianregimes. The five films presented in this programhighlight the way in which leading filmmakers in Romaniaand Czechoslovakia dealt with the historicaland social context of their time – either by workingwith and around it, or by confronting it.PANELCONVERSATIONDirector Nae Caranfil (Closer to the Moon) will bejoined by film historian Dominique Nasta (author ofthe recent Contemporary Romanian Cinema. TheHistory of an Unexpected Miracle), screenwriterŠtepán Hulík (Agnieszka Holland’s Burning Bush),also author of Cinema of Forgetting on Czechoslovakcinema during the post-1968 ‘normalizationperiod,’ and film curator Irena Kovarova in aconversation about the relationship between artsand politics, and the use of film as a propagandatool then and now.FREE ADMISSION!| SUN. DEC 1, 5:00 pm, AMP

Creative Freedom Through CinemaThe Prophet, theGold and theTransylvaniansProfetul, aurul si ArdeleniiThe Actress, theDollars and theTransylvaniansArtista, dolarii şi Ardelenii16Directed byDan PițaRomania, 1979, 98mScreenplay: Titus PopoviciCinematography: Nicolae MărgineanuCast: Ilarion Ciobanu, Ovidiu IuliuMoldovan, Mircea Diaconu, VictorRebengiuc, Vasile Nițulescu, Gheorghe Visu,Olga Tudorache, Tania FilipProduction: Casa de Filme TreiNEW 35MM PRINT!| FRI. NOV 29, 9:30 pm, WRTDirected byMircea VeroiuRomania, 1981, 72mScreenplay: Titus PopoviciCinematography: Călin GhibuCast: Ilarion Ciobanu, Ovidiu IuliuMoldovan, Mircea Diaconu, RodicaTapalagă, Mircea AlbulescuProduction: Casa de Filme TreiNEW 35MM PRINT!| SAT. NOV 30, 12:30 pm, FBT

The Oil, theBaby and theTransylvaniansPruncul, petrolul şi ArdeleniiDirected byDan PițaRomania, 1982, 108mScreenplay: Francisc Munteanu, TitusPopoviciCinematography: Marian StanciuCast: Ilarion Ciobanu, Ovidiu IuliuMoldovan, Mircea Diaconu, Tania Filip, JeanConstantin, Ștefan IordacheProduction: Casa de Filme TreiNEW 35MM PRINT!| SAT. NOV 30, 2:45 pm, FBTAll eleven films directedby Lucian Pintilie, plusmany bonuses, now on anexclusive DVD box set.Soon available for internationalorders at shop.tiff.ro17

Creative Freedom Through CinemaThe Sun in a NetSlnko v sietiDirected byŠtefan Uher| SUN. DEC 1, 1:00 pm, FBTPreceding the mid-60s vanguard known as the Czechoslovak <strong>New</strong>Wave, the second film by Slovak director Štefan Uher did much topush the boundaries of acceptable Socialist Realism. The episodicnarrative follows Fajolo (Marián Bielik) and Bela (Jana Beláková), acasual teenage couple at the end of the school year. As Fajolo headsto a mandatory work-camp for the summer, Bela grapples with theclaustrophobia of her tense family life. As their lives overlap despitetheir separation, an existential portrait of this particular time beginsto emerge. In Slovak with English subtitles.Czechoslovakia, 1962, 90m18Screenplay: Alfonz BednárCinematography: Stanislav SzomolányiCast: Marián Bielik, Jana Beláková, OľgaŠalagová, Eliška Nosáľová, Pavol Chrobák,Andrej VandlíkProduction: Filmová tvorba a distribúciaBratislava, Štúdio hraných filmov Bratislava

Larks on a StringSkrivánci na nitiDirected byJirí Menzel| SUN. DEC 1, 3:00 pm, FBTJirí Menzel’s (Closely Watched Trains, 1966) absurdist satire ofauthoritarian reeducation, the film manages to combine politicalcritique with audacious celebrations of liberation. While filmed duringthe Prague Spring of 1968, which saw a loosening of authoritariancontrols over Czechoslovak citizens, by the time of the film’s completionthe Soviet Union had invaded the nation. The film was banned atthe time, to be released only in 1990, when it won the Golden Bear atthat year’s Berlinale. In Czech with English subtitles.Creative Freedom Through CinemaCzechoslovakia, 1969, 100mScreenplay: Jirí Menzel, based on a novelby Bohumil HrabalCinematography: Jaromír SofrCast: Rudolf Hrusinsky, Vlastimil Brodský,Václav Neckár, Pavel Hvezdár, JitkaZelenohorská, Jaroslav Satoranský,Vladimír SmeralProduction: Filmové studio Barrandov19

corneliu porumboiuRETROSPECTIVEIn a recent article flagging 20 Directors to Watch inThe <strong>New</strong> York Times, A.O. Scott wrote, “Mr. Porumboiuis a master of the long static shot, the wearyargument and the deadpan existential joke. He fixeshis camera on the struggles of minor potentatesand midlevel functionaries – a TV host in 12:08; adetective and his bosses in Police, Adjective; a moviedirector in Evening Falls on Bucharest, or Metabolism– and divines the secrets of his society, and ofour vain, pathetic species, in the smallest details ofspeech and behavior.” Besides his widely awardedand critically acclaimed feature films, it’s always rewardingto go back in time and search for more clues.This retrospective also offers a chance to see three ofPorumboiu’s short films in order to fully understandhis personal style and vision about cinema.20See also CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION (page 7):When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism followed byQ&A with Corneliu Porumboiu

12:08 East of Bucharesta fost sau n-a fost?Directed byCorneliu PorumboiuRomania, 2006, 89mScreenplay: Corneliu PorumboiuDirector of photography: MariusPanduruCast: Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban,Ion SăpdaruFestivals: Caméra d’Or for Best FirstFeature at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival,Grand Prize and the Audience Award inTransilvania IFF| MON. DEC 2, 1:00 pm, FBTWinner of the 2006 Camera D’Or prize, this sociopolitical satirefocuses on a group of characters who commemorate the 16th anniversaryof Ceaușescu’s fall on December 22, 2005. “12:08” refers tothe exact time of day in which Ceaușescu fled, whereas the originalRomanian title roughly translates as “Was There or Was There Not?”(a revolution in our town) – the central question being hotly debatedthroughout the film. What seems like a formally simple and straightforwardstory is actually a sophisticated and wryly funny reflection onthe scope of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 that ended communismin Romania, and how even recent historical events take on shapeand meaning according to how they explain or justify the present. InRomanian with English subtitles.Corneliu Porumboiu Retrospective21

Corneliu Porumboiu Retrospective22Police, AdjectivePoliȚist, adj.Directed byCorneliu PorumboiuRomania, 2009, 115mScreenplay: Corneliu PorumboiuCinematography: Marius PanduruCast: Dragoş Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, CosminSeleşi, Irina Săulescu, Ion StoicaProduction: 42 KM Film, in association w.Racova, Raza Studio, HBO RomaniaFestivals: 2009 NYFF Official Selection;Winner – Grand Jury Prize and FIPRESCIPrize, Cannes FF| MON. DEC 2, 3:00 pm, FBTThis beautifully acted, modern morality play features what may bemovie history’s most absurdly protracted police sting operation,designed to catch a high school student selling drugs. Cristi, the copassigned to the case, realizes the futility of the mission, though hisattempts to convince his bureaucratic superiors meet with stern remindersnot to question the letter of the law. But letters and laws—ofboth the legal and grammatical kind—are very much on Porumboiu’smind as the long, nearly wordless scenes of the film’s first half giveway to a shadow-stopping final act of Stoppardian verbosity in whichcop and police chief (an unforgettable Vlad Ivanov) engage in anexhilarating verbal tennis match about conscience, morality and thetrue meaning of language. In Romanian with English subtitles.

THE SHORT FILMS OF CORNELIU PORUMBOIULiviu’sDreamVisul lui LiviuA Trip tothe CityCălătorie la oraș| SAT. NOV 30, 6:00-8:20 pm, AMPProgram runs continuouslyGone withthe WinePe aripile vinuluiCorneliu Porumboiu RetrospectiveRomania, 2004, 39mRomania, 2003, 19’Romania, 2002, 9’A strange dream forgotten inthe morning and an unaccountablefeeling make Liviu look withresignation upon the world helives in. Presented in the Forumsection of the Berlinale.A little village lacking internetconnection. The mayor’s wifelonging for a toilet seat. Reasonsenough to head for a trip to thenearby city. Winner CinefondationAward, Cannes.A young man wants to get awayfrom his native village, wheredrunkenness has become a wayof living, but he has to face anunexpected obstacle: the medicalcheckup.Free Admission!23

<strong>New</strong> Romanian Shorts<strong>New</strong> RomanianShorts12 minutes12 minuteBad Penny| SAT. NOV 30, 1:30-5:30 pm, AMP| SUN. DEC 1, 7:15-9:15 pm, AMPProgram runs continuouslyFree Admission!Directed byNicolae Constantin TănaseDirected byAndrei CrețulescuRomania, 2013, 33’Romania, 2013, 12’“In the practice of tolerance,one’s enemy is one’s bestteacher.” (Dalai Lama)One night, just before theholidays, in an empty park, twosmall-time thugs hold-up astrange looking man.24

In theFishbowlÎn acvariuTheMatriarch| continuedMy Baby<strong>New</strong> Romanian ShortsDirected byTudor Cristian JurgiuDirected byNemethi BarnaDirected byLuiza PârvuRomania, 2013, 21’Romania, 2013, 8’Romania, 2013, 19’A boy and a girl just can’t decide:should they break up or not? Forone night they try both ways.And they try again. And again.In this baroque video created forthe fashion magazine All Hollow,Luminița Gheorghiu plays a selfloathingaging diva who faces ayounger version of herself.Three people are bound by aseries of decisions that couldchange their lives forever.Each of them depends on theothers’ actions.25

<strong>New</strong> Romanian Shorts26| continuedThe Pill ofHappinessPastila fericiriiDirected byCecilia FelmériRomania, 2012, 12’Revenge. Feels so good. Are youready to pay the price for it?Shadow ofa CloudO umbră de norDirected byRadu JudeRomania, 2013, 30’“My unworthy life passed likesleep, like the shadow of acloud” (fragment from a prayer).Best Romanian Short at 2013TIFF, Best Short – Sarajevo IFF,2013 Cannes| SUN. DEC 1, 6:30 pm, AMPBOOKLAUNCHContemporary RomanianCinema. The History of anUnexpected Miracle.Dominique Nasta, Professor ofFilm Studies at the UniversitéLibre de Bruxelles, will be presentfor the launch of her recentlypublished book – ContemporaryRomanian Cinema. The Historyof an Unexpected Miracle (WallflowerPress, 2013).Bringing to light hiddengems, this compelling and extremelywell-documented bookdraws connections betweenRomanian cinema’s past and present,answering the most difficultquestion: how was the miracle ofthe <strong>New</strong> Wave possible?Free Admission!

®MAKING WAVES: <strong>New</strong> Romanian CinemaFounded in 1969 to celebrate Americanand international cinema, the FilmSociety of Lincoln Center works torecognize established and emerging filmmakers,support important new work, and enhancethe awareness, accessibility and understanding of themoving image. Film Society produces the <strong>New</strong> YorkFilm Festival, and presents or collaborates on Danceon Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human RightsWatch Film Festival, LatinBeat, <strong>New</strong> Directors/<strong>New</strong>Films, <strong>New</strong>Fest, <strong>New</strong> York African Film Festival, <strong>New</strong>York Asian Film Festival, <strong>New</strong> York Jewish Film Festival,Open Roads: <strong>New</strong> Italian Cinema and RendezvousWith French Cinema. In addition to publishingFilm Comment Magazine, Film Society presents theprestigious “Chaplin Award.” FSLC’s state-of-the-artWalter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin MunroeFilm Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide ahome for year round programs and the <strong>New</strong> York Cityfilm community. www.filmlinc.comThe Film Society of Lincoln Center receives major support from:The Romanian FilmInitiative (RFI) came togetherin 2012 to safeguard the existence and thespirit of the Romanian film festival in <strong>New</strong> York,redesigned as MAKING WAVES: <strong>New</strong> RomanianCinema, and co-presented with the Film Societyof Lincoln Center. Created by Corina Șuteu, MihaiChirilov and Oana Radu, the core team that initiatedand organized the festival since 2006, RFIis an informal platform managed by Film ETC.Association in Bucharest. Along with the continuationand expansion of Making Waves, RFI aims todevelop and contribute to other projects for thepromotion of Romanian cinema in the U.S.www.filmetc.orgFestival partners and leading funders:30

FESTIVAL TEAMFestival Board:Corina Șuteu, Festival President;Mihai Chirilov, Artistic Director;Oana Radu, Romanian Film Initiative;Dennis Lim, Director of CinemathequeProgramming, Film Society of Lincoln Center;Brian Ackerman, Programming Director,Jacob Burns Film Center.Honorary Board:Scott Foundas, Senior Film Critic, Variety;visual artist Adrian Ghenie; documentaryfilmmaker and human rights activist MonaNicoară, visual artist Dan Perjovschi, andDr. Daiana Voiculescu, along with actor AndiVasluianu as Festival Ambassador.Film Society of Lincoln Center:Marcela Goglio, Eugene Hernandez,Michael Gibbons, Nicholas Kemp, IreneRichard, Jamie Kaufman, Farah Jindani,Jeff Delauter, Glenn Raucher, CourtneyOtt, David Goldberg, Haley Mednick,John Wildman, David Ninh, Maria Ruiz,Rebecca Williamson, Karen Weeks, AlishaNeumaier, Tom Michel, Josh Strauss, JacylnO’Grady, Lesli Klainberg, Thomas <strong>New</strong>manRomanian Film Initiative/Film ETC.:Elvira Lupșa, Development Associate;Andra Stoica, Project Officer; Raluca Gold,<strong>New</strong> York Events Manager; Elena IacobTransilvania International FilmFestival Production Support:Andrei Agudaru, Raluca Papanicoglu,Adriana RăcășanFestival Publicist:Julia Pacetti, JMP Verdant CommunicationsFiscal Sponsor: The Jacob Burns FilmCenter (www.burnsfilmcenter.org)Interns: Georg Avram, Ariel Nehorayoff,Mihaela NenciuVolunteers: Ioana Moraru, Sorin Ana,Ioana Tamaș, Radu Grigore, Rudolf Costin,Iani Alexiu, Claudia Silaghi, Linda Hamed& moreProgram Editors:Mihai Chirilov, Oana Radu, Marcela GoglioGraphic Designer:Carmen GociuCover illustration by Dan PerjovschiFestival trailer:Jump CutTrailer music courtesy of MariusLeftarache and Griffon & SwansMAKING WAVES: <strong>New</strong> Romanian Cinema31

MAKING WAVES: <strong>New</strong> Romanian Cinema32Festival SupportersFor the second consecutiveyear, over 250 festival audiences,artists and Romanian filmfans supported Making Waves aspart of a Kickstarter campaign.Many others have joined thefirst festival fundraising galaevent and auction, organizedin collaboration with SoNoRoFestival, and placed their bidson objects from landmark filmsof the Romanian <strong>New</strong> Wave. TheRomanian Film Initiative wouldlike to give a warm thank you toour enthusiastic, generous anddedicated community of grassrootsupporters!Festival Friends: $1,000 - $1,999Marius Bercea • Dana Buricea & Bill Sanford• Victoria Cociaș & Radu Gabrea • AncaFronescu • KDO.ro • Kogainon Films •Freundschaftsverein Schweiz-Rumänien$250 - $999Ileana Balcu • Raymond Bobar • Andrei Both• Andrei Breahna • Vasile Bud • Ioana Crugel• Raluca Gold • Anda Onesa-Lieberman& Arnold H. Lieberman • Isabela Mares •Tania Radu & Dan C. Mihailescu • AlexandruSalcianu • Andrew Solomon • Strada Film •Uberto Pasolini • Julie Vulpescu$100 - $2494 Proof Film • Akronym Studios • Remus Alexe• Viorel Angheloiu • Alex Bacu • StephanBenedict • Monica Birladeanu • CarmenChipuc • Edward C. Blau • Mihai Brezeanu •Tomita Burcea Cara • Roland Caracostea •Nicholas Chang • Miruna Coca-Cozma • OanaDarie • Manuela Dascal • Elena & Dan Floroiu• Vlad Floroiu • Grit Friedrich • Nitza From •Evgeny Gusyatinskiy • Puiu Calin Hertioaga •Ioana Alina Iordache • Radu Jude • DanielaKamiliotis • Anca Livezeanu Larkin • RodicaLazar • Catalin & Cornel Lazia • SebastianLelio • Elmar Lemes • Tudor Leu • JaneLombard • Veronica Lupu • Norman Manea •Dana Merdariu • Calin Mihailescu • CristianMihailescu • Florin & Svetlana Mihailescu •Adriana Mitu • Radu Muntean • Mona Nicoara• Dan Nicolaescu • Manuela Oprea • RazvanPopovici • Marius Radoi • Ileana Radu • SalRobinson • Eric Rose • Erwin M. Schmidt •Alexandra Seceleanu • Rebecca Shepardson• Silviu Stafie • Ioana Stamatin • EugenSuman • Ada Solomon • Liviu Souca • AdelaStan • Razvan Tache • Mihai Ticsa • VladimirTismaneanu • Ana Ularu & Radu Iacoban •Timothy Unruh • Tiberiu Vadean • GiorgianaZachia • Daria Zeliger$20 - $99Sorin Ana • Lucian Stefan Ancu • TopazAdizes • Asociatia Zeppelin • Vivivana MusaAugusto • Liviu Barbat • BIEFF • SimonaBoehm • Adina Bradeanu • Sergiu Brega• Adam R. Brown • Monica Bucurenciu• Buru • Byron • Mariana Cana • LauraCapatana • Max Carp • Ileana Cecanu •Florentina Ciuverca • Raluca Cojocariu •Sharon Coryell • Catalin Cristutiu • IrinaCulic • Maura Delpero • Maria Dicieanu •Catinca Dobrescu • Livia Doina Stanciu •Vancsa Domokos • Anca Dragoi • MirceaDragoi • Emilia Drobot • Forentina Filip •Ioana Frintu • Maria & Ciprian Gerea • AlexGheorghe • Mihai Ghiduc • Florin Ginghina• Ana Glavce • Mircea Goia • David A.Goldfarb • Mihai Grecea • Liviu Grigore

• Tom Hern • Irina Holca • Elena Iacob •Vlad Ianus • Tudor Cristian Jurgiu • AnaKun • Sena Latif • Ana Lita • Local Records• Cristi Luca • Maria Lumezianu • CristianLupsa • Ana Margineanu • Gabriela Massaci• Sasha Meret • Matthew Mishory • Alina& Brian Mohr • Ioana Moldovan • Mostash• Georgeann Muntin • Dragos Naicu •Alexander Nanau • Cristian Neagoe • BogdanOrcula • Carla Osman • Sione Owen • MihaelaPacurar & Saul Noam Zaritt • Eugen Panescu• Fionn Petch • Raluca Petre • PiLab • TatomirPitariu • Mimi Plauche • Fredell Pogodin •Radu Polizu • Mihaela Popoviciu-Draisma• Martin Rauchbauer • Ioan Radu • IrinaRadu • Diana Richards • Eugene Rusu •Ana Maria Sandu • Aurelian Sandulescu •Scarytree Films • Monica Semergiu • AdiSilisteanu • Vlad Mihai Sima • Isabel Soffer• Daniel Solomon • Verena von Stackelberg• Cristina Mihaela Stan • Livia Stanciu •Saviana Stanescu • Andra Catalina Stoica •Bogdan Stoica • Ciprian Suciu • Radu Sovaila• Ioana & Adrian Tamas • Ruxandra Teodoru• Lucian Tion • Corin Toporas • CiprianTrimbitas • Ioana Uricaru • Veronica Vartic •Cristina Vasilescu • Luiza Vasiliu • Klara Veer• Cristian Vimer • Andreea Vrabie • OvidiuZainea • Ana Maria Zamfirescu& AnonymousRFI would also like to acknowledge the support of Mona Nicoară,Cătălin Cristuțiu, Dragoș Apetri and Marius Beșu for the productionof our Kickstarter campaign, of Răzvan Popovici (SoNoRo) and GeoRemeș (Godot Cafe Teatru) for our fundraising gala, and the generousrewards donated by leading filmmakers including directors CorneliuPorumboiu, Nae Caranfil, Tudor Giurgiu, Radu Muntean, AlexandruSolomon, Cristi Puiu, Cătălin Mitulescu, Cristian Mungiu, actorsLuminița Gheorghiu, Vlad Ivanov, Andi Vasluianu, producers AdaSolomon and Anca Puiu. Additional creative donations by TransilvaniaFilms, Voicu Rădescu & Rozana Mihalache (Green Hours), and indiebands Les Elephants Bizarres, Robin and the Back Stabbers, and ThePixels. Special thanks to Alexandru Ciubotariu for his take on classicscenes from Romanian films.We would like to thank Cristian Neagoe, Velvet Moraru, CălinHusar, Ioana Moldovan, Svetlana & Florin Mihăilescu, Luiza Vasiliu,Mircea Vasilescu, Ana Maria Sandu, Marta Marinescu, Oana Dobre,Alina Sălcudeanu, Ileana & Ioan Radu, Adina Nicolaide, GeorgianaTucan, Adrian Novac, Pavla Niklova, Kristyna Milde, Katarína Tomková,Alexandra Strelková, Irena Kovarova.Special thanks to Simona Miculescu, Ambassador of Romania tothe UN.MAKING WAVES: <strong>New</strong> Romanian Cinema33

MAKING WAVES: <strong>New</strong> Romanian Cinema34FESTIVAL AT A GLANCEFRI. NOV 296:30 pm OPENING NIGHTCloser to the Moon, d. Nae Caranfil, 110mIn person: Nae Caranfil &producer Michael Fitzgerald9:30 pm The Prophet, the Gold and theTransylvanians, d. Dan Pița, 98m[WRT][WRT]SAT. NOV 3012:30 pm The Actress, the Dollars and the[FBT]Transylvanians, d. Mircea Veroiu, 72m1:30-5:30 pm <strong>New</strong> Romanian Shorts, continuous, 116m [AMP]FREE2:45 pm The Oil, the Baby and the Transylvanians, [FBT]d. Dan Pița, 108m5:00 pm The București Experiment, d. Tom Wilson, 68mIn person: Tom Wilson[FBT]6:00-8:20 pm The Short Films of Corneliu Porumboiu,continuous, 70m7:15 pm Here... I Mean There,d. Laura Căpățână-Juller, 73m9:00 pm CENTERPIECEChild’s Pose, d. Călin Peter Netzer, 112mIn person: actress Luminița Gheorghiu[AMP]FREE[FBT][FBT]SUN. DEC 11:00 pm The Sun in a Net, d. Štefan Uher, 90m [FBT]3:00 pm Larks on a String, d. Jirí Menzel, 100m [FBT]3:00-4:30 pm Cristi Puiu Directs the 2013 TIFF trailers,continuous, 30m5:00 pm Panel “Creative FreedomThrough Cinema”In person: Nae Caranfil, film historianDominique Nasta, screenwriterŠtepán Hulík & film curator Irena Kovarova5:15 pm Love Building, d. Iulia Rugină, 85mIn person: Actor Eugen Lumezianu andscreenwriter Oana Răsuceanu6:30 pm Book Launch“Contemporary Romanian Cinema. The Historyof an Unexpected Miracle”In person: author Dominique Nasta[AMP]FREE[AMP]FREE[FBT][AMP]FREE7:15-9:15 pm <strong>New</strong> Romanian Shorts, continuous, 116m [AMP]FREE7:45 pm Three Exercises of Interpretation,d. Cristi Puiu, 157m[FBT]

MON. DEC 21:00 pm 12:08 East of Bucharest,d. Corneliu Porumboiu, 89m3:00 pm Police, Adjective,d. Corneliu Porumboiu, 115m[FBT][FBT]TUE. DEC 32:00 pm The București Experiment,[WRT]d. Tom Wilson, 68mIn person: Tom Wilson4:00 pm Here... I Mean There,[WRT]d. Laura Căpățână-Juller, 73m6:00 pm CLOSING NIGHT[WRT]When Evening Falls on Bucharest orMetabolism, d. Corneliu Porumboiu, 89mIn person: director Corneliu Porumboiu7:00-8:30 pm Cristi Puiu Directs the 2013 TIFF trailers,continuous, 30m[AMP]FREE8:30 pm Domestic, d. Adrian Sitaru, 85m [WRT]Screening Venues:The Film Society of Lincoln CenterWRT: Walter Reade Theater165 W 65th Street, north side betweenBroadway & Amsterdam, upper levelFBT: Francesca Beale Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center144 W 65th Street, south side betweenBroadway & AmsterdamAMP: Amphitheater, Elinor Bunin MunroeFilm Center144 W 65th Street, south side betweenBroadway & AmsterdamTICKETS:Single screening tickets: $13; $9 students & seniors (62+); $8 FilmSociety members.Three-film package: $30; $24 students & seniors; $21 members. Thepackage discount prices apply with the purchase of tickets to threefilms or more.All Access Pass: $99. See all fifteen films in Making Waves, includingthe Opening Night, Centerpiece and Closing Night screenings! Availablefor purchase exclusively online.Free Screenings: Seating will be first come, first serve on a spaceavailablebasis.MAKING WAVES: <strong>New</strong> Romanian Cinema

Making Waves continues December 5–10 at the Jacob Burns Film Centerwww.filmetc.orgwww.filmlinc.com

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